Chick Live Quest

Chick Live Quest
baby chickOne of the highlights of 3rd grade in Akron Pubic Schools is the life cycle of chicken from egg to chicken in 21 days. We are fortunate to have live streaming of this process with daily check-ins of the temperature & humidity with a picture card of what is happening. Around May 21st will begin the live hatching of the eggs into our little chickens. Click on the the Egg Types to see a chart of what the chickens will look like as they develop into hens or rosters.

ChickQuest
 is an Ohio State University extension 4H enrichment program. Introduced in late 2008, it incorporates concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). It challenges third-grade students to investigate the lifecycle of egg-laying animals while monitoring the 21-day incubation period of an embryonic chicken egg and observing the chicks that hatch. The program is different from a traditional embryology curriculum in that it incorporates a daily science lesson geared to Ohio's academic standards. 

We do hands-on science in the classroom all the time, but this takes kids through the scientific and engineering thinking process.  It has a hands-on component, yes, but it also has life. When one student saw a chick break open from the shell, he said, "This is a miracle." Students gain an understanding that things are alive, and it awakens a bit of their humanity as they are studying science.

We laid the eggs on May 1, 2020 the chickens will hatch around May 21, 2020. 


Live Streaming from 8 am-8 pm Incubator Cam A  (Recorded sessions will be 8:00 am-12 noon & 12 noon-2:00 pm)
To see recordings of live-streams Incubator Cam A
Live Streaming from at 8 am-8 pm Incubator Cam B (Recorded sessions will be 8:00 am-12 noon & 12 noon-2:00 pm)
To see recordings of live-streams: Incubator Cam B 

 
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